Two people have been killed and at least 16 others injured today in a hostage-taking at a supermarket called “Super U” in Trébes, France.
The ISIS gunman who identified to be Moroccan national in his 30s screamed “Allahu akbar” after he shot at police and took hostages.
He also believed to had earlier shot a policeman nearby the supermarket in the city of Carcassonne, before stealing a car and shooting the driver to drove off towards the supermarket.
After taking hostages he demanded the release of Salah Abdeslam, a suspect survivor in the ISIS attack in Paris, 2015.
Shortly after, police have surrounded the store and shot the gunman dead, according to the minister of the interior Gérard Collomb.
Le preneur d’otages a été abattu par nos forces.
Un lieutenant-colonel de @Gendarmerie s’est substitué à l’un des otages.
Il est grièvement blessé. Son héroïsme et son courage forcent notre respect. pic.twitter.com/plbUmhYxfw
— Gérard Collomb (@gerardcollomb) March 23, 2018
Since 2015, France has been hit with several deadly attacks that are attributable to the ISIS. the last attack was in October 2017.